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Three Wins - Many Losses

By Paul Lucas Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

Friday, 21 June 2024


Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club Contributor


Malmesbury club teams and players suffered a number of defeats, however there were three victories to mention.

Before those, congratulations to Baz Kenyon on his first win in his first year of club competitions. Well done!

Three Wins

Malmesbury had a good win in the Tourist Trophy, a county competition. This competiton has two rinks per club, one plays at home and the other plays away. The opponents were Corsham and the away rink found that they were playing on an idiosyncratic green when they arrived. You have to play what is in front of you, so the rink rolled up the sleeves and kept the rink in the game, losing 20-18. The home win cruised to a victory by 31-7. Overall, Malmesbury won by 49-27. The oppoents in the next round are either Purton or Chippenham Town.

Alan had a good win against a Westlecot player in the Unbadged Singles. Congratulations!

The Tea & Biscuits team had a good win against Chippenham Park at home, by 12-2 on points.

Cotswold League

Malmesbury travelled to Wotton-under-Edge to play their B team. Malmesbury lost by 2-8 on points and 48-57 on shots. Our team are third in the table. Their next game is against Cirencester A on Tuesday 11 June. The league table for Division 3 can be viewed here

Wiltshire Four Rink League

After an eventful journey to Pewsey Vale, Malmesbury settled down to playing on the opponent's grass green. Tim's rink adapted very well and won by 28-7, unfortunately the other rinks did not adapt as well. Malmesbury lost 2-12 on points and 56-84 on shots. Their next game is away at Trowbridge Westbourne on Wednesday 12 June. The opposition are bottom of Dvision 2 South and the table can be viewed here

County and National Competitions

Rob L had a close game against a player from Chippenham Park in the National Champion of Champions competition but lost on the last end.

Neil's triple went out against Marlborough in the National Triples competition.

In the National Over 55 Fours compettion, Neil, Roger, Alan and Paul had a good start but faded badly, and lost against Holt.

Finally, Malmesbury lost to Chippenham Town in the National Two Fours competition. Tim's rink competed very well, however our other rink was well beaten.

Club Competitions

In the Senior Shield, Paul went through to the next round,

In the Open Singles, Bob S advanced to the next round.

John and Mark join the others in the first round of the Men's Championship.

And as mentioned at the start of the article, Baz had his first win in the Two Wood competition.

Contact Information

Paul Lucas

Find Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

The Pavilion, Baskerville, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9BS


Additional Information

There are limited car parking spaces at the club. If possible, please park in Cross Hayes. It is a short walk from Cross Hayes, down Silver Street, to the club house.